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fice of praise, as a repeated token of our homage that thou mayest accomplish in 1s what thou hast already granted beyond our deserts. Through.
COMM. Mark xi. Amen, I say unto you, all things whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe that you shall receive; and it shall be done unto
P. COMM. We beseech thee, O almighty God, that thou wouldst not leave exposed to tho dangers of this life, those whom thou hast joyfully made partakers of this divine food. Through.
As there cannot be less than 23, nor more than 28 Sundays after Pentecost, it is to be observed that the Mass of the 24th is always said on that Sunday which immediately precedes Advent. When, there fore, it happens that there are any intervening Sundays between the 23d and the last, the Introit, Gradual, Offertory, and Communion, are taken from the 231, and the rest of the Mass from the Sundays which were omilled after Epiphany; for instance, if but one Sunday, the Mass is of the 6th after Epiphany; if tno, of the 5th and 6th ; if three, of the 4th, 5th, and 6th; and if four, of the 3d, 4th 5th, and 6th,
TWENTY-FOURTH, or last SUNDAY AFTER
PENTECOST. All as on the Twenty-third Sunday, except COLL. Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the hearts of thy faithful; that, becoming more zealous in the performance of good works, they may receive from thy goodness more effectual reme. dies for their disorders. Through.
EPISTLE. Colos. i. 9. 14. Brethren: We cease not to pray for you, and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of the will of God, in all wisdom, and spiritual understanding: that you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing: being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God: strengthened with all might, according to the power of his glory, in all patience and long-suffering with joy. Giving
thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love, in whom we have redemotion through his blood, the remission of sins. · GOSPEL. Matt. xxiv. 15. 35. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: When you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand. Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the inountains: and he that is on the house-top, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house; and he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat. And woe to them that are with child, and give suck in those days. But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the Sabbath. For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hati not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say to you: Lo! here is Christ, or there: do not believe him: For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you beforehand; if therefore they shall say to you: Behold he is in the desert, go ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not. For as light. ning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together. And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fail from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of man, coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty. And he shall send his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts of the heavens to the utinost bounds of them. And froin the fig-tree learn a parable: when the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves come forth, you know that summer is righ. So you also, when you shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh even at the doors. Amen, I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass. CREDO.
SECRET. Mercifully receive, O Lord, the prayers and offerings of thy people: turn our hearts to thee; that being freed from earthly concupiscence, we may desire heavenly pleasures. Through.
P. COMM. Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that whatever vice our souls are subject to, may be cured by the virtue of the sacrament we have received. Through.
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MASS ON THE VIGIL OF AN APOSTLE.
Introit. Ps. li. I AS a fruitful olive-tree in the house of the 1, Lord, have hoped in the mercy of my God: and I will wait on thy naine, for it is good in the eight of thy saints. Ps. Why dost thou glory in mischief, thou that art mighty in iniquity?' v. Glory. :
COLL. Grant, we beseech thee, O almighty God, that the venerable solemnity of thy blessed apostle N., which we are now preparing to celebrate, may increase our devotion, and advance our salvation. Through.
LESSON. Ecclus. xliv. and xlv. The blessing of the Lord on the head of the righteous man. Therefore the Lord gave him an inheritance, and divided him his portion in twelve tribes; and he found grace in the sight of all flesh. And he mag. nified him in the fear of his enemies, and with his words he made prodigies to cease. He glorified him in the sight of kings, and gave him commandments in the sight of his people, and showed him his glory. He sanctified him in his faith and meekness, and chose him out of all flesh: and he gave him commandments before his face, and a law of life and instruction, and he exalted him. He made an everlasting covenant with him, and girded him about with a girdle of justice: and the Lord put on him a crown of glory.
GRAD. Ps. cxi. The just shall flourish like the palm-tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus in the house of the Lord. V. To show forth thy mercy in the morning, and thy truth in the night.
GOSPEL. John xv. 12. 16. At that time: Jesus said to his disciples: This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you. I will not now call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you. You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever
you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. ° OFFERT. Ps. viii. Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour, and hast set him over the works of thy hands, O Lord.
SECRET. Whilst with respect for the apostolic dignity, we offer these sacred mysteries, grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, (by the intercession of blessed N. thy apostle, whose triumphs we are preparing to celebrate), that thy people may ever pray to thee, and obtain their desires. Through.
COMM. Ps. xx. His glory is great in thy salvation: glory and great beauty shalt thou lay upon him, o Lord.
P. COMM. Being appeased, O Lord, by the prayers of thy holy apostle N. grant us forgiveness, and a remedy against all future relapses. Through.
MASS. I. Statuit, of a MARTYR and BISHOP.
Introit. Ecclus, xlv. STATUIT ei Dominus THE Lord made to w testamentum pacis, him a covenant of et principem fecit eum: peace, and made him a ut sit illi sacerdotii dig- prince, that the dignity nitas in æternum. Ps. of priesthood should be Memento, Domine, Da- to him for ever. Ps. vid, et omnis mansue- O Lord, remember Da. tudinis ejus. V. Gloria. vid, and all his meek
ness. V. Glory. COLL. Infirmitatem. Have regard, O almighty God, to our weakness; and as we sink under the weight of our doings, let the glorious intercession of blessed N. thy martyr and bishop, be a protection to us. Through.
EPISTLE. James i. 12. 18. Dearly beloved: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been proved, he shall receive